Saint Paul College—A Community & Technical College is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Statement Regarding Current HLC Status
To clarify many recent questions regarding its accreditation status, Saint Paul College remains accredited by the HLC while we work with them to address concerns raised by their July 2019 decision.
HLC’s recent decision does not affect current, future or former students in any way. There is no impact on students’ ability to enroll, register or complete program and graduation requirements. Students’ financial aid, registered courses, or declared major are also not affected. Students will be able to access all federal, state and local financial aid programs as before and their major is unaffected.
The ability to transfer credits earned at Saint Paul College to other two- and four-year colleges and universities is also not affected by this change. This has been confirmed, in writing, by many of the colleges and universities to which most Saint Paul College credits have been transferred in recent years.
Issues raised by the HLC are administrative in nature. They do not affect the quality of instruction or support services provided to Saint Paul College students.
The college has already addressed a number of the issues of concern to the Higher Learning Commission and will continue work to address others over the next academic year. We are confident that all of the HLC’s concerns will be fully addressed and that the College will resume its normal accreditation status at the earliest possible time. Saint Paul College’s next HLC Site Visit is currently scheduled for October 2020.
Definition & Standards
Saint Paul College meets established standards and is approved for the instruction of veterans, orphans of war veterans, state and federal rehabilitation students, and members of the workforce needing training or retraining. Saint Paul College meets the definition of an institution of higher education, and students are entitled to participate in federal financial assistance programs.
To ensure the highest possible program standards, Saint Paul College is also accredited by: